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High Tide of Black Resistance and Other Political & Literary Writings James Forman

High Tide of Black Resistance and Other Political & Literary Writings

James Forman

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ISBN : 9780940880429
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This comprehensive account of U.S.-Bolivian relations presents startling contrasts between the histories, mythologies, and economies of the two countries, debunking the pop-culture myth that Bolivia is a poorer and less modern version of the UnitedMoreThis comprehensive account of U.S.-Bolivian relations presents startling contrasts between the histories, mythologies, and economies of the two countries, debunking the pop-culture myth that Bolivia is a poorer and less modern version of the United States. Kenneth D. Lehman focuses primarily on the countries relationship during the twentieth century, highlighting periods when Bolivia became important to the United States as a provider of tin during World War II, as a potential source of regional instability during the Cold War, and as a supplier of cocaine to the U.S. market in recent years. While the partnerships forged in these situations have been rooted in mutual self-interest, the United States was -- and is -- clearly dominant. Repeatedly, the U.S. policy toward Bolivia has moved from assistance to frustration and imposition and the Bolivian response has intensified from submission to resentment and resistance Bolivia and the United States presents an illuminating discussion of the real as well as mythical bonds that these most distant and different neighbors, providing an abundance of evidence to show of culture and power complicate and limit ??? partnership.